Samantha Hurst

Update: True Royalty Television’s Crowdcube Round Raises More Than £2 Million

UK-based television network brand True Royalty Television has raised more than £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round launched earlier this month and quickly surpassed its initial £1 million funding target. It has attracted over 330 Crowdcube investors. As previously… Read More

Overfunding: Renewable Energy Platform Ripple Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Less than one year after raising £859,787 on Seedrs, UK-based renewable energy platform Ripple has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £250,000 funding target. As previously reported, Ripple was founded in 2017 and its vision is to create a renewable… Read More

Backbase Joins Forces With Mambu to Deliver End-to-End Integrated SaaS Banking Solution

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Backbase, an omni-channel banking solution provider, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with cloud-banking platform Mambu to create an end-to-end integrated SaaS banking solution. According to Backbase, the combined offering provides financial institutions with a fully integrated end-to-end cloud-native digital banking solution… Read More

Standard Chartered Completes First Impact-Focused Subscription Finance Facility

  Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced earlier this week it completed its first-ever sustainable use of proceeds subscription finance facility. According to Standard Chartered, funds will be drawn by the manager and will be… Read More

Student Loan Refinance Marketplace Splash Financial Raises $12.3 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By CMFG Ventures & Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Splash Financial, a U.S.-based student loan refinance marketplace, announced earlier this week it secured $12.3 million through its Series A investment round, which was co-led by CMFG Ventures, LLC, the venture capital entity of CUNA Mutual Group, and Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Overfunding: Independent Fashion Retailers Marketplace Atterley.com Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Atterley.com, a UK-based marketplace for independent fashion retailers, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. As previously reported, Atterley.com’s mission is to bring together discerning fashion consumers, and the inventory fo the “best” boutiques and independents around… Read More

Pie Insurance Secures $127 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Insurtech startup Pie Insurance announced on Thursday it secured $127 million through its latest investment round. The companies that participated in the funding round are Gallatin Point Capital, Greycroft, SVB Capital, Aspect Ventures, Elefund, and Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. As previously reported, Pie describes… Read More

Insurtech Trov Partners With P&C Insurer Seguros Sura Brazil to Bring On-Demand Insurance to Brazil

Trov, a U.S.-based insurtech company, announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with Seguros Sura Brazil, a Latin American P&C insurer, to bring on-demand insurance to Brazil.  Trov stated it has been working with Seguros Sura Brazil for the past several months… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange & Custodian Gemini Announces New Partnership With Samsung

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Thursday it is collaborating with Samsung Electronics to power the Samsung Blockchain Wallet and bring crypto to the fingertips of Samsung Blockchain Wallet users in the U.S. and Canada. Gemini claims it is the first… Read More

AI Startup Accern Secures $13 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Accern, a U.S.-based artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up, announced on Thursday it secured $13 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Fusion Fund with participation from Mighty Capital, Allianz Life Ventures, Vectr Fintech Partners and Viaduct Ventures. Founded in 2014, Accern explained… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing £490,408 through its previous Seedrs campaign, female empowerment brand Killing Kittens has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £250,000 in funding. As previously reported, Killing Kittens claims it has grown to become one of the… Read More

Digital Currency Trading & Lending Platform Genesis Unveils Derivatives Trading Desk

Genesis, a digital currency trading and lending platform, announced on Thursday it has launched a derivatives trading desk. The company reported that offering expands its suite of digital asset trading, institutional lending, custody, and prime services. According to Genesis, the Genesis trading desk will be… Read More

U.S. Fintech PruPay Joins Forces With PayPal to Launch Touchless Payments

  PruPay, a U.S.-based payments technology company, announced on Thursday it is joining forces with PayPal to launch touchless pay for customers through text messaging. PruPay states it works with some of the “largest players” in the financial industry to bring simple solutions to complex problems…. Read More

Digital Banking Solution Meniga Secures €8.5 Million Through Latest Strategic Investment Round Led By Groupe BPCE

Meniga, a UK-based digital banking solution, announced on Thursday it secured €8.5 million through its latest strategic investment round, which was led by French banking group Groups BPCE with participation from Grupo Crédito Agrícola, UniCredit, Velocity Capital, Industrifonden, and Frumtak Ventures. Founded in 2009, Meniga… Read More

Payment Processor Checkout.com Announces Acquisition of Australian Startup Pin Payments

Global payment solution provider Checkout.com announced on Thursday it has acquired Australian startup, Pin Payments. Checkout.com reported that the acquisition represents the next chapter of the company’s momentum across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as it continues to support both international and domestic merchants to grow… Read More

Stripe Announces Expansion of Support for JCB Payments

Payments platform Stripe announced on Wednesday it is expanding its support for JCB payments. According to Stripe, JCB is a credit card network with more than 135 million cardholders worldwide and a share-of-wallet in Japan. Stripe also revealed that businesses using Stripe in Japan may… Read More

Stripe Announces Launch in Five More European Countries

Payments platform Stripe announced on Wednesday it has expanded its services to five more European countries. Stripe reported it will be generally available in the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta.  While sharing more details about the launch, the Stripe team stated: “[We have]… Read More

InvestCloud Forms Partnership With National Broker-Dealer Siebert

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Siebert, a national broker-dealer and provider of financial services, announced on Wednesday it has appointed InvestCloud to design and implement its complete digital transformation. Siebert reported that through the partnership it will implement InvestCloud’s full suite of applications, ranging from intuitive client-facing portals and mobile… Read More

Samsung Partners With SoFi For Mobile-First Money Management Experience “Samsung Money By SoFi”

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with SoFi to launch Samsung Money by SoFi, a new mobile-first money management experience that brings a cash management account and accompanying Mastercard debit card along with exclusive benefits to Samsung Pay. According to… Read More

Singapore Fintech GoBear Secures $17 Million Through Latest Investment Round to Expand Financial Services For Asian Markets

GoBear, a Singapore-based fintech, has reportedly secured $17 million through its latest investment round. The investment brings GoBear’s total funding to $97 million. Founded in 2014, GoBear claims to be Asia’s leading financial supermarket whose purpose is to improve financial health. The platform empowers consumers… Read More

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